Hosea 2:14-23

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14“Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.

15There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor Achor means trouble. a door of hope. There she will respond Or sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.

16“In that day,” declares the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master. Hebrew baal

17I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked.

18In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.

19I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in Or with; also in verse 20 righteousness and justice, in Or with love and compassion.

20I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD .

21“In that day I will respond,” declares the LORD — “I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth;

22and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel. Jezreel means God plants. 23I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one. Hebrew Lo-Ruhamah (see 1:6) ’ I will say to those called ‘Not my people, Hebrew Lo-Ammi (see 1:9) ’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’ ”